As recognition for over twenty years of service revitalizing neighborhoods and building relationships, North Little Rock resident Hank Godwin was recently presented the Ozark Mission Project’s “Community Builder Award.”
The award (a small handmade glass house by local artist James Hayes)is given to volunteers who exhibit true love for God and neighbor. An inspiring, gentle and popular leader, Godwin has led camps, managed renovations, and painted walls while building diverse relationships and giving campers a glimpse into the lives of fellow Arkansans who live in situations unfamiliar to most participating youth.
“Hank is an outstanding example to our campers of what it means to truly put others before yourself,” said OMP Executive Director Baily Faulkner. “North Little Rock is lucky to have such a community-minded person with such a heart to serve.”
“Hank’s enthusiasm and love for his community fuels his service in NLR,” said OMP college staff member Michael McMurry. “I admire him greatly, and wish I had the type of leadership and love for neighbor that Hank exhibits every day… not just one week during the summer, but every day.”
Over 1,000 teenagers each year attend The Ozark Mission Project, a series of summer camps in which teenagers help local residents who cannot maintain their own homes by building wheelchair ramps, repairing roofs, and clearing brush.